UBCA: A Utility Based Clustering Architecture For Peer-to-peer Networks

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Title: UBCA: A Utility Based Clustering Architecture For Peer-to-peer Networks
Author: Lagesse, Brent
Abstract: Use of the Peer -to -Peer (P2P ) architecture has recently spread in popularity . File sharing and ad hoc networks have contributed to the architecture's usage . P2P generates new challenges in scalability , fairness , and quality of service . Current solutions tend to fall into two main areas : incentives and system design . Incentive -based approaches appeal to the self -interested nature of peers by requiring service to the system in order to access resources . System design includes distributed hash tables and graph -theoretical based designs which have seen some success , but also result in new problems . We introduce a Utility -Based Clustering Architecture , UBCA , designed to address scalability , fairness , quality of service , and load distribution through the use of implicit incentives . The UBCA runs on peers and clusters during the execution based on mutual utility gained as a result of the grouping . Simulation of the UBCA shows improved bandwidth and latency per access and reduced overhead costs .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /435
Date: 2007-08-23

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UBCA: A Utility Based Clustering Architecture For Peer-to-peer Networks. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /435 .

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